EXCLUSIVE: Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy has caused a social media firestorm for admitting on a video that Republicans’ goal is to obstruct President Biden‘s agenda on issues like infrastructure and beyond.
“I mean honestly right now, for the next 18 months, our job is to do everything that we can to slow all of that down to get to December of 2022, and then get in here and lead,” Roy was filmed saying during a Capitol Hill event on June 29 – unbeknownst to him.
Roy, a House conservative and former GOP staffer to Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, also expressed delight over Democrats’ disagreement over their infrastructure legislation, with moderates pushing for a narrow bipartisan deal and progressives demanding a multitrillion-dollar spending spree on social service and climate priorities.
“I actually say ‘Thank you, Lord – 18 more months of chaos and the inability to get stuff done,'” Roy says. “That’s what we want.”
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